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      • #2233640
        FR. Frog
        AskWoody Lounger

        Strange behavior.  I use to be able to go to”%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Asset”s and save the various pictures as they came in that I liked from the slide show into another directory.  All of a sudden nothing is showing up there but I am still seeing new pictures on the screen every day. Did they hide something?  Where are the picture files hiding now.  Any help will be appreciated.

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      • #2240522
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        All of a sudden nothing is showing up there but I am still seeing new pictures on the screen every day. Did they hide something?  Where are the picture files hiding now.  Any help will be appreciated.

        Try this solution :

        Click Start > Settings > Personalization > Lock screen.
        Select Windows spotlight under the Background section.
        This option will provide you random pictures on your lock screen.

        https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/microsoft-windows-content-delivery-manager-file-is/06ccdda0-2e1a-47d8-be26-a97e75665f10

      • #2240593
        b
        AskWoody MVP

        I use to be able to go to %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets and save the various pictures as they came in that I liked from the slide show into another directory.

        That’s still where mine are. The path is defined in the registry at;
        HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Lock Screen\Creative\LandscapeAssetPath

        How to Find and Save Windows Spotlight Background Images in Windows 10: OPTION TWO Manually

        Windows 10 Pro version 21H1 build 19043.985 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

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      • #2358287
        ECWS
        AskWoody Plus

        Also not getting Windows Spotlight with different pictures. Usually had to click “Login” screen now all I get is a blurry screen with my name and then logs in. Liked seeing the pictures which no longer show up.

        • #2358343
          PKCano
          Manager

          In the Settings App\Personalization\Colors – turn off Trasnparancy effects. That will do away with the blur on the login screen.

          In the Settings App\Personalization\Lock screen – set the Background to Windows Spotlight.

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          • #2358386
            ECWS
            AskWoody Plus

            Thanks – working this morning.  First screen that comes up is “Windows Spotlight” with Date/Time/Picture then after clicking on that screen Log In Screen comes up. Not sure what steps worked but here is what I tried:

            • Uninstalled latest update and set a 14 day pause for updates
            • System Restore which supposedly did not work but now asks if I want to roll back.  Plan to leave it alone.
            • Steps 1, 2 & 3 of link below to Ten Forums
            • chkdsk and sfc /scannow after each step
            • Waiting on Cleanmgr “Windows Update Cleanup” until Defcon changes and right before updating
            • This reply was modified 1 month ago by ECWS.
            • This reply was modified 1 month ago by ECWS.
        • #2358355
          b
          AskWoody MVP

          You can reset Windows Spotlight and new pictures should arrive within a day:

          How to Reset and Re-register Windows Spotlight in Windows 10

          Windows 10 Pro version 21H1 build 19043.985 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

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